Rent Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

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2h 6min
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Synopsis:
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are ideal as malevolent marrieds Martha and George in first-time film director Mike Nichols' searing film of Edward Albee's groundbreaking 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'. Taylor won her second Academy Award (and New York Film Critics, National Board of Review and British Film Academy Best Actress Awards). Burton matches her as her emotionally spent spouse. And George Segal and Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Sandy Dennis score as another couple straying into their destructive path. The movie won a total of five Academy Awards and remains a taboo-toppling landmark over 40 years later.
Actors:
, , , , Agnes Flanagan, Frank Flanagan
Directors:
Producers:
Ernest Lehman
Writers:
Ernest Lehman, Edward Albee
Others:
Haskell Wexler, Sam O'Steen, Richard Sylbert, Irene Sharaff, Alex North, George James Hopkins, George R. Groves
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama
Awards:

1967 BAFTA Best Actor

1967 BAFTA Best Actress

1967 BAFTA Best Film

1967 Oscar Best Supporting Actress

1967 Oscar Best Actress

1967 Oscar Best Art Direction Black and White

1967 Oscar Best Costume Design Black and White

1967 Oscar Best Cinematography Black and White

BBFC:
Release Date:
12/10/2009
Run Time:
126 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Castillian, Czech, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, German Hard of Hearing, Hungarian, None, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Directors Mike Nichols and Steven Soderbergh
  • Commentary by Cinematographer Haskell Wexler
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/05/2016
Run Time:
131 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, Czech Dolby Digital 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, French Dolby Digital 2.0, German Dolby Digital 2.0, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, Polish Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
Castillian, Czech, English Hard of Hearing, French, German Hard of Hearing, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Thai, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Directors Mike Nichols and Steven Soderbergh
  • Commentary by Cinematographer Haskell Wexler
  • Too Shocking for Its Time
  • A Daring Work of Raw Excellence
  • And More!

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Reviews (3) of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Campus Classic. - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? review by Steve

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Updated 09/09/2021

Brilliantly cast, faithful adaptation of Edward Albee's waspish theatre hit. It's hardly opened up from the stage, mostly being set in George and Martha's rather scruffy university residence.

Albee's dialogue is intelligent and very funny as George and Martha take us on a tour of their esoteric fantasy life while they initiate two arrivals. George works in the history department; Nick is an assertive biology teacher, burdened by his frail, irksome, alcoholic wife Honey. The games the foursome play through the long, drunken night are irresistible.

 Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, have ruined the play for other actors. This is Taylor's best performance, as the aggressive, insolent daughter of the university Chancellor. Burton is adept at the coruscating verbal sparring, but there is also a vulnerability.

It's so much fun just watching the Burtons  warming up in the opening scenes. What then unfolds is astonishing. They become like two warring civilisations. George Segal and Sandy Dennis are fine as Nick and Honey but they get blown away in the storm. This is a dazzling intellectual experience made definitive by its great stars.

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Hard work - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? review by JG

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14/03/2018

If I wanted to watch drunk people shouting at each other, I'd go into town at the weekend. The stars are for the acting.

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Brilliant - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? review by JH

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12/04/2020

i saw this film years ago and was bored.Seeing it now has a totally new impact.Just goes to show how we change over time.

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